What is UpCast?
UpCast is the first mobile casting platform that lets talent audition and submit for roles directly from their phone.
Is UpCast free?
There is no charge for talent registered with Waldron Casting submitting for Waldron Casting projects and roles.
Why am I getting prompts to sign up and pay for UpCast?
UpCast does have subscription services that allow you to submit to ALL roles that are being offered via the UpCast platform. When you register via Waldron Casting, your profile will be set to FREE to submit to Waldron Casting projects only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info regarding their unlimited subscription packages.
Why do some posts on UpCast ask to take "live" photos?
UpCast is the first casting software that allows talent to send us current photos and videos with the click of a button on your smartphone; essentially making the casting process easier than ever before. Finally, no more outdated headshots.
Can I stop by your office to give you my headshot and resume?
We do not accept unsolicited walk-ins, call-ins, or texts.
Is UpCast the only place Waldron Casting posts jobs?
No, Waldron Casting uses UpCast, Facebook, Twitter, Casting Networks, SAG, and Backstage to name just a few.
Who can help me if I'm having problems registering on UpCast?
Does Waldron Casting register and cast minors?
Yes, we're always looking for minors to register with us.
How do I get paid?
You will complete paperwork on set that is called a voucher. Your voucher is your record of work and expected payment. Once work is completed for the day, vouchers get sent to the payroll company to process payments.
What do I do if I never received payment for work?
Contact the payroll company listed on the back of your voucher. Talent should always keep your vouchers as this is proof of work.
What if I lost my voucher?
You will need to contact the payroll company. Before calling a payroll company please have the following information ready:
How do I know which payroll company to contact?
The payroll company is listed on the voucher; below is a list of the most common payroll companies. Keep in mind that you should keep your voucher on file as proof of work.
I have not received a payment for a project I worked on, where is my check?
Please allow 10 business days for the payment to be processed and mailed to you. If it has been more than 10 days please contact payroll.
What types of identification do I need in order to work?
Eveyone must present unexpired identification (ID) to prove you are legally permitted to work in the United States. A driver’s license and Social Security card OR an unexpired U.S. Passport are a few examples. For a complete list of acceptable I-9 documents, please click here.
Do I list Waldron Casting as my employer if I'm filing for unemployment?
No, Waldron Casting is not the employer on record; you should list the payroll company listed on your voucher as your employer.
How long will I be on set?
Everyone should expect to have all day availability when applying for work. Filming is typically twelve hours a day or longer.
How do I get my information once I am booked?
Once you have received your booking for a project you will get an email with a PDF attached that will have your report time, report location (also known as holding) and any other information you will need for said job.
Why do I have to wait so long to get booking information?
We get asked this question a lot! We know it can be really frustrating to wait for information so you can plan your work day. A production cannot release call times for the next day of filming until they are completed filming on the current day due to the various union regulations regarding working hours and turnaround time.
Common Set Terms
Crew Call: Time of day shooting is scheduled to begin for the day.
How do I become a member of SAG-AFTRA?
Its best to speak to someone at SAG-AFTRA about membership and benefits; click here for more info.
I'm on set and have an emergency; what do I do?
Life happens, we get it!